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02-13-2020, 03:51 AM   #1
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Winter scene - tips for improvements are welcomed

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I'm trying to become a better landscape photographer, so please give me help to improve my photography

Exif: 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 100
Lens: Tokina 20-35mm (focal lenght here is 20mm)

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I think the winter scene is great. keep those nice shots coming. pentax man
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My eye is drawn to the lone tree in front of everything else. I would crop that one out. However, everything else is a fine photo of snow and trees making a pretty winter scene..

One more comment, the lone tree has no head room, making it seem to be growing out of the top of the frame. Not good in photography either.
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I think the winter scene is great. keep those nice shots coming. pentax man
Thank you buddy! Much appreciated!

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My eye is drawn to the lone tree in front of everything else. I would crop that one out. However, everything else is a fine photo of snow and trees making a pretty winter scene..

One more comment, the lone tree has no head room, making it seem to be growing out of the top of the frame. Not good in photography either.
Thank you for your valuable feedback

Yes, that was the point of the composition. If I crop it out, I feel the scene is too plain and without a punch. But maybe you're right.I would of liked to have it further away from the camera though, but the scene has limitations, there's a hill right behind.

Here's a crop without the tree:
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Here's a crop without the tree:
Hi,

I think I prefer your second image, as you have cropped it. To me, the main subject is the ski track; I feel like I am on the track, and enjoying a very serene and beautiful environment. In the picture, my eye is drawn to the curve of the track and towards the distant mountain.


As a side question: I don't see marks from any ski poles -- was the trail freshly groomed?

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Hi,

I think I prefer your second image, as you have cropped it. To me, the main subject is the ski track; I feel like I am on the track, and enjoying a very serene and beautiful environment. In the picture, my eye is drawn to the curve of the track and towards the distant mountain.


As a side question: I don't see marks from any ski poles -- was the trail freshly groomed?

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Thank you my friend!

Yes, maybe the second is better. Maybe the first one has 2 subjects, 2 forground elements, which might be confusing too.

Well observed my good man! Yes, freshly groomed. I was the first guy to use these tracks this season and this day The machine had been there 5 minutes before me. Virgin snow!
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I like the second photo also. Like c.a.m. says it now leads your eyes to the main subject, the trail. Much better composition.

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I prefer the Original Image, the scale and feel are much more involved feeling for this viewer. Raising the camera up over your head to minimize leaning of the tree to the left and showing the ski trail leading toward the distant lone tree at the edge of the wood line would have emphasized a RELATIONSHIP between the near and far trees...and the Mysterious Mountain in the distance...

---------- Post added 02-14-20 at 08:31 PM ----------

Easy for me to say, I've gone through this very process on my own images... just look and learn...

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I really liked the first image until I saw the second one, and then . . . I realized the opinions of photographers were sound. I am just a hobbyist. I come on here to learn from others.
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